Miami Art Week returns Nov. 30 – Dec. 4 when the Magic City explodes with public art, pop-up projects, installations, activations and fairs. Below, is our most up to date guide to the best events, 24/7 galleries and installations organized by “neighborhood” to make your way through Art Week.
Gabriel Miami – A Week of Art
Tanja Stadnic – Wed. Dec. 1 at 6 p.m.
The #1 Porsche Artist worldwide Tanja Stadnic will exhibit her acrylic art paintings of Porsche sports cars in her instantly recognizable style at The Gabriel Miami. Guests will have the opportunity to paint exotic vehicles alongside Stadnic in an interactive painting demo during an exclusive cocktail soiree on Dec. 1st starting at 6 p.m. Porsche luxury vehicles will also be on display.
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Back to Healing – Thurs. Dec. 2
Back to Healing brings museum quality art from the MoMa and The Whitney Museum to the Gabriel Miami during a cocktail party on December 2 from 6 to 10 p.m. Participating artists include C. Michael Norton, David Baskin, Zahra Nazari, Mariana Lagunas and more. Back to Healing’s mission is to improve the quality of life of individuals affected by scoliosis through mental health, empowerment and education.
Stephen Gamson – Thurs. Dec. 2 – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Stephen Gamson is a renowned multimedia American pop artist, who will showcase his works at The Gabriel Miami on Dec. 2 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Instantly recognized by bold colors and iconic symbols, Gamson’s art has been featured at Art Basel Miami, Scope, Art Miami and in many exhibitions internationally. The Gamson mark has enhanced global brands including Lamborghini, Bacardi, Cafe Bustelo, Brera Orologi, Fisker Automotive and UGG Australia. Stephen Gamson has been honored as an official artist for the Monaco Grand Prix, the Sony Open, Miami Beach Polo, ING Miami Marathon, the Necker Cup, the Bacardi Cup, the City of Miami’s Birthday celebration and many others. In addition, his artwork makes a positive impact through numerous charitable partnerships.
Pop Up & Shop Up Market – Sunday Dec. 5
Pop Up & Shop Up, a local artisan market, will bring the Miami community together on Sunday, December 5 at The Gabriel Miami. Pop Up and Shop Up is the product of Stephani Lamoni, who works with local artisans and craftsmen in South Florida, providing a platform to sell their creative items. The Art Week community market at The Gabriel Miami will highlight minority-owned businesses and showcase locally-made products, including makeup, skincare, haircare, artisan goods, homemade jewelry, works of art, sustainable fashion and more.
Womanish Take Over Miami Art Week
WOMANISH, the newest pop-up museum and Instagrammable experience all about women, will kick off their Miami Art Week events starting from December 3rd – 5th. The exhibit, created by Black female founders and sisters Dionna and Danyelle Gray, features one-of-a-kind large room activations with vividly-colored wall murals and creative installations from local and national female artists that incorporate elements inspired by Miami culture or global views around womxn issues. The visual and physical experience will take visitors into 15 different rooms each focusing on a different “ish” factor of womanhood experience by womxn, such as “Censoredish,” “Selfish”, “Moodyish,” “Consumerish,” and “Fleurish.”, bringing awareness to important womxn issues. The exhibit will be open on Friday from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Becky Robbins at Shelborne South Beach – Tues. Nov. 30
Becky Robbins may be associated with her famous ex-husband Tony Robbins, but she is an accomplished artist who will be showcasing a variety of pieces from her most recent collection “Yūgen,” at the Shelborne South Beach during Miami Art Week. In celebration, she will host a VIP cocktail party on Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. with an art talk starting at 6:00 p.m. Pieces in the collection include the PALE BLUE DOT, referencing our journey on this tiny planet; LEAP OF FAITH, which revolves around taking risks; and LOVE IS STILL THE ANSWER, which was inspired by a Jason Mraz song.
Amelia ST, Crystal McQueen and Florencia Clement de Grandprey at The Balfour Hotel – Wed. Dec. 1
The Balfour is celebrating female street artists with a cocktail party on Wednesday, December 1 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Chosen for their celebration of both art and beauty, local artists Amelia_ST, Crystal McQueen, and Florencia Clement de Grandprey will exhibit their work, from mixed media to street art and oil paintings, as guests enjoy a live art demonstration. Cocktails and light d’oeuvres will be served for the first hour. The event, sponsored by the GMCVB and in partnership with The L Brand Group and Twenty6North, is free and open to the public.
24/7 Art Experiences at The Sagamore Hotel ‘Beyond the Paint’ at The Sagamore Hotel
The Sagamore Hotel, known for its rotating experiences of museum-quality art year-round, kicks off Miami Art week 2021 on Monday, November 29th with their programming titled ‘Beyond the Paint’. The hotel’s expansive lobby and entire ground floor will serve as a gallery space; more than half of which will be taken over by BitBasel – Miami’s Crypto Art Community – featuring a variety of NFTs in addition to paintings from renowned artists from around the world. In addition, the 2-story bungalows will be turned into mini-galleries where visiting artists sleep upstairs and display their work downstairs, allowing guests to catch them working on projects as they stroll through the hotel’s recently renovated sculpture gardens. Notable artists on display at The Sagamore include Carlo Sampietro, an urban design artist who explores social and cultural responsibilities through his mixed media work, and French-Brazilian Pop Art couple Léo & Steph.
The Sagamore Opening Night Party
On Wednesday, December 1st, the Sagamore will kick off Art Week from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. with “The Sagamore Opening Night” a ticketed event presented by Alegria and Milk. The vibrant party will feature live painting, NFTs from artists including Finol and Charlie Brown Bunny, a vendor market and live entertainment from Kalabrese, O.Bee and Tomas Station and Underground System. Tickets are available for purchase at the event link here. To RSVP, email: Caroline@thedanaagency.com
‘Underwater’ Festival at The Sagamore Hotel
On Thursday, December 2nd, CACHÉ LIFE and The Sagamore present “UNDERWATER”, an art, fashion, food and music festival from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m featuring music by Le Youth and Kayper, live painting, NFT projections, a vendor market, a fashion show and a culinary experience. Tickets are available for purchase at the event link here.
20th Anniversary Sagamore Brunch – Sat. Dec. 4
On Saturday, December 4th from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m The Sagamore Hotel will host the 20th anniversary of their annual Sagamore Brunch, an iconic affair that will include art activations, a special musical performance from the South Florida Symphony, gourmet catering, mimosas and mixology stations. In addition, guests will enjoy inspiring exhibits in collaboration with Gloria Porcella of Galleria Ca’ d’oro as well as live art by noteworthy artists within the Garden Deck. Guests will also be invited to create art themselves with a giant canvas installation where people can leave their mark. Tickets are available for purchase at the event link here. To RSVP, email: Caroline@thedanaagency.com